A mother polar bear and her twin cubs walk across the snow

Activity One

Polar Bear Natural History


You'll use this first Activity to assess your knowledge of basic information about polar bear natural history. Our goal is for you to feel 100% confident in communicating about all polar bear facts – including size, feeding habits, cubs, adaptations, and population status. Some of this will likely be review for many of you. However, please use this time to fill in any gaps you may discover in your knowledge and hopefully you'll finish this activity with several questions for PBI scientists and advisors.

Please note where Guiding Questions are included throughout the activities. These will help guide your online course experience.


  1. Understand polar bear natural history in order to make the case for the needed conservation strategy.

  2. Create linkages from captive to wild polar bears through communication opportunities.

A polar bear cub rolls around in seaweed next to mom

Photo: BJ Kirschhoffer / Polar Bears International

Step One

Continue on to Activity 1A – Focus. (Remember, you can also use the module below to navigate through the four components).

Mother bear and her two cubs cuddled up to one another


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